Musical Theater Writing 2

Course Number
SW-445
Description

Students will explore methods of musical storytelling and incorporating a larger dramatic arc to their vision; develop songwriting approaches for dramatic contexts; gain further experience in collaborative songwriting and scene writing; improve skills of giving/receiving peer feedback as a tool in the writing process; learn project management techniques on a large-scale project; and gain appreciation of professional possibilities in musical theater writing, a vibrant and vital contemporary American art form. Through ancillary rehearsals, students learn to prepare accurate scores and hand-off scores to a pianist/music director and actors.

Credits
2
Prerequisites
SW-345
Required Of
None
Electable By
All B.M. and P.D. students
Major Elective for
Songwriting
Semesters Offered
Spring Only
Location
Boston
Department
SONG
Course Chair
Rodney Alejandro
Taught By
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